During last days, many of you asked me how to be a volunteer in the project where I do my EVS and I would like to answer you and give you some tips about.
To start the process, remember, you need a Sending Organization, you can look for it in the EVS database, trying to find one the most close to you in order to receive their services properly. In case you can not find any close to your place, you can always choose another and create a relation between you and the Sending Organization using new media such as Skype, mails, etc. Contact them and they will be open to help you with any doubts you could have.
They will inform you that is your responsability to find a project that suits with you and to get the acceptation from an hosting organization. (I talked about how to do it in previous posts). After that, you will start a process where bureaucracy will start. They will send papers and documents and you will get final answer about if the project get the funds from National Agency in about 2 months from the moment you are accepted by the Hosting Organization.
Those who wanted to know better about my concrete EVS project, you can check about it in the following link:
In case you want to learn more and have precise information, just continue reading.
Into the project at the library, there are already workshops prepared which you will have to promote and follow up. “Meet me in the Library” program offers different workshops with a periodicity of once per week (1 hour) where you, as volunteer, will have your own lessons with 10 people group persons more or less. Will be your responsibility to prepare the lessons, decide the contents and give materials to the students.
You will have random groups of students. Since Seniors, children, teenagers, advanced groups of adults, beginner students, mums that come to the library with their babies, etc.
The organization of the lessons, the materials you use and the topics are up to the volunteer. You are completely free to teach them whatever you decide to.
The idea of organizing events and another activities is highly possible. You can organize events such “The day of the book”, a Photo Contest, a Short stories Contest, a marathon of Spanish movies, etc. It will be possible to participate with other organizations creating new project such the coordinator one (Strim) or another’s from Krákow, as Child organizations, student organizations or others. In this edition I am working in some projects with Strim organization, students from Jagiellonian University, and the Cervantes Institute in Krákow.
From that point, if you feel motivated, the library is a huge place with many possibilities where you could implement your own little projects. The coordinator of the project will be always open to listen your ideas, and will be helpful to try to be your support in implementing them.
I wish you good luck and courage to start looking for a project where you will fit!